AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Thunder is rolling into Auburn in 2018.

Team owners and city officials announced that the Norway Savings Bank Arena will be home to a new junior hockey team named the Twin City Thunder.

The thunder will play in the USPHL's Premiere North division and feature and feature 18 to 20 year olds that aspire to play at the collegiate level.

Those behind bringing the team to Auburn say it will fit nicely into the schedule at the state's only dual surface ice arena. They also expect the local economy will benefit from team's presence.

The team is currently in the process of hiring coaching staff and coordinating host families for players.